Thursday, January 30, 2020

Newsletter February 2020: How Deep is Your Love?


Not only one of our favorite Bee Gees songs, but it is February – the month of Valentine’s Day and love. A great way to express love for yourself and for others is to be as healthy as you can be. Sometimes it can be a challenge to control our own behaviors regarding food and lifestyle. It is also worthwhile to encourage our friends and loved ones to pursue and to begin a path to a healthier lifestyle. Susana and I are here to support you and your loved ones on this journey. Show them your love is very deep and share the love. We encourage you to utilize our referral program – you refer a new client and they receive $50 off their initial consult and you receive 10% off your next supplement purchase.

I had my own interesting digestive health experience this past month that I would like to share with you. Please feel free to read it below as we discuss the benefits of the GI-MAP test. 

We will be out of the office February 14 - 29. Please review your supplement supply to ensure you have enough. We will be sending out another reminder next week. Please call or email Bernie for arrangements.

The GI-MAP – A Map of Your Gut Health
If you really want to know what is going on in your gut this is the test we recommend.  Current research illustrates the close relationship between gut health and overall health. The gut microbiome plays a critical role in mediating the effects of diet and other factors on health, including digestive, immune, metabolic and neuroendocrine functions. Assessing your GI heath provides critical information in determining the underlying causes of symptoms you may be experiencing.

The GI-MAP (Microbial Assay Plus) is unique in the field of comprehensive stool testing. It relies exclusively on quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) technology to detect parasites, bacteria, fungi and more by targeting the specific DNA of the organisms tested. 

Here’s my story:
Through the past year I have been going through the process of a dental implant. The last part of the process was making the final impression. I am sure many of you have experienced the goop that they put in the metal tray and stick in your mouth. I had two impressions, each lasting two minutes. During that time, I was swallowing my saliva and likely some form of the impression material and breathing in the fumes as well. The work was done Friday morning. 

By Saturday afternoon I was starting not to feel right and by Sunday afternoon I had (to put it mildly and avoid TMI) a very upset and unhappy digestive system. On Monday in the office I used my techniques to figure out what was happening. I had no fever or other signs infection. My conclusion based on my evaluation and research into the ingredients in the impression material was a bio-chemical reaction to the materials. 

I immediately started a supplement protocol to support chemical detoxification. I improved a little on Tuesday and Wednesday, but Susana threatened to take me to the doctor unless I did a stool test. So, I did the GI-MAP on Thursday, as somewhat solid stools had returned, and I was feeling a little better. By Friday I was feeling better and no longer showing signs of the chemical sensitivity.

I got the GI-MAP results the following week. As I suspected there were no signs of infection: no virus, parasites, pathogenic bacteria, or fungus. However, my bacteria was out of balance. I was low on some of the good bacteria, high on some of the bad bacteria, and even high on some of the beneficial bacteria. I consulted with the doctor at the testing company and gave him the full story. I wanted to be sure that it was not my own personal bias influencing my evaluation. Sure enough, he confirmed that what he saw in the test was likely a result of biochemical toxicity!

To learn more about the GI-MAP click here: https://www.diagnosticsolutionslab.com/tests/gi-map

Our Love to You – 25% of all SHAPE Recommended Food Products in February
We love the SHAPE ReClaimed program and so do our clients. We have been seeing wonderful results with clients who have embraced the SHAPE Total Health Transformation Program. During February we will be offering 25% off all SHAPE recommended food products. This includes Stevia liquids and powder, Celtic Sea Salt and spices, Inner Flavor dressings and sauces, and Ice Chips candy. It’s a great time to stock up on these favorites!

Monday, December 30, 2019

Newsletter January 2020: Happy New Year – Let’s Make 2020 Your Healthiest Year Ever!


With the New Year our thoughts turn to our annual New Year’s resolutions. This year let us all resolve that 2020 will be our healthiest year ever and the new decade will be our healthiest decade! 

Let us all find the strength and fortitude to do what we need to do – eat healthier, exercise more, and engage in activities that reduce our mental and emotional stress. 

Yes, we recognize this is a challenge, but you can do it! Our advice is to do what you can. Success builds on success. The path to be your healthiest self involves multiple steps. Take them one at a time and keep moving forward!  

We believe the best first step towards a healthier lifestyle is the SHAPE ReClaimed® program. It is without a doubt the most effective detoxification and health restoration program we have offered at Rosen Wellness. Our clients are having tremendous success in meeting their goals. Not only are they losing weight, but they are also feeling better. They report that many of their aches and pains are reduced or gone! There are several couples working together, learning a healthy lifestyle, and regaining their health. This testimonial says it all:

With the help of Bernie, Susana, and SHAPE, I was able to lose 42 pounds to date
“After seeing such great results from my daughter, I went to see Bernie about one year ago with numerous health issues of my own.  Most of them stemming from extreme inflammation levels.   Eventually I became educated enough to fully understand how inflammation is linked to chronic diseases, some of which I was experiencing.  One of the biggest issues that I have struggled with was weight loss.  I was a sucker for trying every diet out on the market.  Bernie recommended giving SHAPE a try to cut down inflammation and accelerate the weight loss process.  With the help of Bernie, Susana, and SHAPE, I was able to lose 42 pounds to date.  By eliminating a great deal of inflammation, my overall mental and physical health has improved greatly.” B.S.

One of the best ways to be successful is to have a partner or partners walking the path with you. Share your successes; motivate and support each other when you struggle. With that in mind, we have a special partners offer for SHAPE for January. The first person is the regular price, the second person receives a $100 discount, and each additional “partner” receives a $50 discount on the four-week New Client Starter Package. To learn more about this offer call Bernie at 262-389-9907 and ask about the SHAPE Partners Promotion. For SHAPE ReClaimed® program details click here: https://brwellness.com/shape-reclaimed/

An even more significant resolution may be to help someone else become healthier in 2020. Many of you mention a friend or loved one that you would like to come into the office. Now is the perfect time to encourage them to set up an appointment. Let us make 2020 the healthiest year ever for everyone we know!

Sign Up Now for Your Weight and Your Health Classes
We are pleased to announce that Bernie will be back in the classroom teaching a three-part lecture series called Your Weight and Your Health offered on Mondays - January 13, February 3, and March 16. Each session is designed to stand independently, so you can attend one or all. The class will be offered in the afternoon through Mequon-Thiensville Recreation Department at Range Line School from 1-2 PM and in the evening through Nicolet Recreation Department at Nicolet High School from 7-8 PM. The Mequon classes are free, the Nicolet classes have a small fee. 


The first class (January 13) is Health Risks Associated with Being Overweight. Being overweight is a major health issue. If you are overweight, you have a significantly greater risk factor for several health issues including breathing, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, osteoarthritis, gallstones, Type 2 diabetes, gout, high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney disease, sleep apnea, pregnancy difficulties, and cancer. Notice these are among the leading causes of preventable and premature death. 

To further explore the health issues related to obesity click here: https://brwellness.com/your-weight-and-your-health/

Check Out our New Website and Online Scheduling
Our brand-new website is now live. Click here to check it out:  https://brwellness.com/
Let us know what you think! 

With the new website we are also introducing online scheduling. While we will still make appointments in the office, you will now have the flexibility to schedule your own appointments. 

Click here for the appointment scheduler: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=18613011

Expertise and Support While Playing Division 1 Volleyball in Memphis
“When I first started to see Bernie, I had just recently decided to continue my eligibility playing Division 1 college volleyball down in Memphis.  I was struggling with severe acne due to food allergies, and an imbalance in my hormones resulting in a tough menstrual cycles.  My personal goal before heading off to Memphis for my graduate degree and final volleyball season was to make sure I was as healthy as I could be.  While down in Memphis, Bernie was able to adjust my supplement levels virtually to accommodate for my extreme levels of physical activity along with the stress of traveling and masters level work.  Returning after my volleyball season to Wisconsin, I scheduled a checkup with Bernie, and my levels seemed to be in great shape.  Thanks to Bernie and his flexibility and expertise while being in Memphis, my body was able to handle physical and emotional stress extremely well and continue to stay as healthy as I was before I left.” C.S.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Newsletter December 2019: Is Your Health Worth $4.69 A Day?


Is Your Health Worth $4.69 Per Day?
We hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving and are now gearing up for the rest of the Holiday Season. One of the most interesting client conversations this month was with a client who told us she calculated that her supplements cost her $4.69 per day. This client is on a maintenance package with female endocrine and digestive support. We were not sure what to make of her comment at first, but then she went on to say how pleased she was with how she was feeling and how this was certainly money well spent. We then engaged in a conversation how at times people perceive they are paying a lot for their supplements, yet at the same time have no problem spending more than that for their daily cup of coffee at Starbucks, or for something from somewhere else. Her conclusion is that her health is important, and her supplements keep her healthy and feeling good.

As the New Year approaches, we have lots of “new” to report at Rosen Wellness.
Our brand-new website is now live. Click here to check it out:  https://brwellness.com/

Let us know what you think! 

With the new website we are also introducing online scheduling. While we will still make appointments in the office, you will now have the flexibility to schedule your own appointments. Click here for the appointment scheduler: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=18613011

We continue to see amazing results with SHAPE ReClaimed. We are sure that many of you are considering starting the program after the New Year. Food for thought – one way to avoid the weight gain from the Holidays may be to start the program sooner. SHAPE ReClaimed is easy to do and not as restrictive as you may fear. A few dietary changes and you are on your way to a sustainable healthy lifestyle. Susana will be helpful to answer any questions you may have. Call Susana at 414-331-9326. For those of you who start SHAPE ReClaimed before Christmas we have a special offer for you detailed below.

We are pleased to announce that Bernie will be back in the classroom teaching a three-part lecture series called Your Weight and Your Health offered on Mondays - January 13, February 3, and March 16. Each session is designed to stand independently, so you can attend one or all. The class will be offered in the afternoon through Mequon-Thiensville Recreation Department at Range Line School from 1-2 PM and in the evening through Nicolet Recreation Department at Nicolet High School from 7-8 PM. The Mequon classes are free, the Nicolet classes have a small fee. Click here for more details: https://brwellness.com/your-weight-and-your-health-classes-january-february-and-march/

Direct Labs Special Offer – the Comprehensive Wellness Panel (CWP) is on sale for only $59. This is a very complete profile that we highly recommend. You can purchase it now and you have several months to complete the test. Click here to order your kit: https://www.directlabs.com/ShoppingCart/tabid/2146/language/en-US/Default.aspx

SHAPE Holiday Survival Kit Special
For those of you who start SHAPE ReClaimed before Christmas we have a special offer for you. We know that doing any healthy eating program can be challenging in of itself but add in the Holidays and it certainly takes it up a notch. However, starting before the Holidays can be the perfect way to avoid all the extra pounds you could gain (believed to be around 5 pounds per person during the Holiday season!). So, if you have your initial SHAPE consult by December 20, we will include for FREE your SHAPE Holiday Survival Kit – one bottle of Stevia, one bottle of Oregano Lemon dressing, and one bottle of Celtic Sea Salt – a value of over $25! Call now to make your initial appointment!  For more information about SHAPE click here: https://brwellness.com/shape-reclaimed/

These Are A Few of Our Favorite Things
Given the confusion and hype so prevalent on the Internet and in the media,  we are often asked where to go for reliable, dependable and accurate information regarding nutrition.
Click here is a list of our FAVORITE WEBSITES and BOOKS: https://brwellness.com/these-are-a-few-of-our-favorite-things/